Elliott School of International Affairs
Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff is Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Special Initiatives at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her most recent book is Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2016). She won the 2016 Fred Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement in International and Comparative Public Administration, and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her areas of expertise include public-private partnership, governance, NGOs, development management, and diasporas. She has advised and provided training on partnership, and diasporas and development to bilateral assistance agencies, NGOs, and foundations. She teaches courses on public service, international development policy and administration, development management, and organizational behavior. She is particularly keen on encouraging people to pursue service careers, thoughtfully grounding their commitment to change in self-awareness and working in communities. To that end, she and her husband, Derick W. Brinkerhoff, published Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service (2005).